Substitute Cleveland Taylor's injury-time goal rescued a point for Grimsby as they drew at home to Southport.

The visitors went ahead when Karl Ledsham slotted home from close range.

Grimsby hit back when Andy Cook pounced on a half-cleared corner to drill a 25-yard effort into the bottom corner.

Ledsham notched his second after converting Shaun Whalley's cross from six yards before Taylor got on the end of a Lenell John-Lewis cross to slam into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

The result means Grimsby remain fifth and in the final play-off place in Blue Square Bet Premier.

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Grimsby Town joint-manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a great point. Look at the other results, in particular Forest Green. In the context of the game and where we are at, it has to be seen as a point gained.

"Perhaps playing away from home as I suggested recently is helping the team.

"We need to try and get that monkey off the back and play with a little more freedom.

"We need everyone to be a man and stand up, be brave, hunt the ball, do the job and work hard because it's certainly more noticeable if you hide away or perhaps don't make the runs or close people down."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 06 Miller
  • 29 Naylor Booked
  • 07 Colbeck (John-Lewis - 83' )
  • 11 Artus
  • 26 Marshall (Taylor - 58' Booked )
  • 12 Cook
  • 25 Hannah (Hearn - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Wood
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 31 Taylor
  • 20 Hearn
  • 28 John-Lewis

Southport

  • 01 Hedge Booked
  • 02 Smith Booked
  • 03 Lever
  • 06 Grand
  • 09 Owens (Hattersley - 76' )
  • 05 Parry
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 15 Chalmers
  • 21 Kay (Benjamin - 76' Booked )
  • 11 Almond (Clancy - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert
  • 23 Willis
  • 10 Clancy
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 19 Hattersley
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 3,780

Match Stats

Shots

7 14

On target

4 6

Corners

7 5

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Frankie Artus.

90:00 +3:10

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Sam Hatton gets a block in.

90:00 +2:23

Corner taken right-footed by Frankie Artus from the right by-line, Karl Ledsham makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:09 Booking

Booking Cleveland Taylor booked.

90:00 +1:08

The assist for the goal came from Lenell John-Lewis.

90:00 +1:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Cleveland Taylor - Grimsby 2 - 2 Southport Cleveland Taylor scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Grimsby 2-2 Southport.

89:38 Substitution

Substitution Chris Almond goes off and Sean Clancy comes on.

89:21

Shot from just outside the box by Liam Hearn goes over the target.

88:45 Booking

Booking Jonathan Hedge receives a caution for time wasting.

88:17

Shaun Pearson crosses the ball.

87:16

Direct free kick taken by Frankie Artus.

87:16 Booking

Booking Caution for Russell Benjamin.

87:06

Russell Benjamin challenges Tom Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:35

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis on Chris Lever, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

82:20 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis replaces Joe Colbeck.

80:35

Shaun Whalley takes the free kick.

80:35 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson goes into the referee's book.

80:29

Shaun Pearson challenges Danny Hattersley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:41

Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Chris Almond results in a free kick. Sam Hatton takes the direct free kick.

77:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Frankie Artus. Shaun Whalley restarts play with the free kick.

75:34

Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

75:34 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Kay.

75:34 Substitution

Substitution Andy Owens goes off and Danny Hattersley comes on.

75:34

Cleveland Taylor challenges Shaun Whalley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:58

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Corner taken by Shaun Whalley played to the near post, clearance made by Frankie Artus. Blocked by Jonathan Hedge.

73:23

Sam Hatton sends in a cross, clearance made by Jonathan Hedge.

70:54

Centre by Joe Colbeck, Simon Grand manages to make a clearance.

69:15

Corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus, Effort on goal by Cleveland Taylor from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

66:50

Frankie Artus takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Karl Ledsham.

66:09

Short corner taken by Sam Hatton.

64:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Scott Kay. Cleveland Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

64:09

Handball decision goes against Tom Naylor. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

61:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Frankie Artus, Karl Ledsham manages to make a clearance.

60:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Ledsham on Tom Naylor. A cross is delivered by Frankie Artus, Shaun Pearson takes a shot.

57:22 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor replaces Marcus Marshall.

57:22 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hearn comes on in place of Ross Hannah.

56:09

A cross is delivered by Ian Miller, Andy Parry makes a clearance.

55:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Naylor on Karl Ledsham. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

53:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Grand on Ross Hannah. Frankie Artus takes the direct free kick, The ball is swung over by Chris Almond, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

51:14

Chris Almond takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

50:45

The ball is swung over by Aswad Thomas, Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

49:40

Karl Ledsham produces a cross.

49:01

Shaun Whalley concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Pearson. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

47:43

Aaron Chalmers delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

47:43 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Naylor.

47:35

Tom Naylor challenges Chris Lever unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46:08

Unfair challenge on Andy Parry by Andy Cook results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +4:13 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +3:50

Centre by Shaun Whalley, James McKeown makes a clearance.

45:00 +2:41 Booking

Booking James Smith goes into the book.

45:00 +0:53

The assist for the goal came from Shaun Whalley.

45:00 +0:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Ledsham - Grimsby 1 - 2 Southport Karl Ledsham finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Grimsby 1-2 Southport.

44:47

The referee blows for offside. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

43:33

The referee blows for offside against Ross Hannah. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

42:48

Andy Owens takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

40:50

Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Andy Parry results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sam Hatton, save by Jonathan Hedge.

39:46

Shot on goal by Shaun Whalley from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

34:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Cook - Grimsby 1 - 1 Southport Andy Cook finds the net with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-1 Southport.

33:47

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the left by-line,

33:38

A cross is delivered by Ross Hannah.

30:32

Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Whalley. Andy Parry takes the direct free kick, Aaron Chalmers has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

29:26

Aswad Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley. Aaron Chalmers produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

28:17

Andy Owens challenges Tom Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

25:55

Shaun Whalley takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

25:23

Andy Cook takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a comfortable save.

24:22

The ball is swung over by Marcus Marshall, Andy Parry manages to make a clearance. Frankie Artus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Owens. Aaron Chalmers restarts play with the free kick.

22:17

Shaun Whalley crosses the ball, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance. Aaron Chalmers takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Frankie Artus. Centre by Karl Ledsham, Frankie Artus manages to make a clearance. Karl Ledsham has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

20:56

Karl Ledsham delivers the ball, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

20:05

The offside flag is raised against Karl Ledsham. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

18:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Ledsham - Grimsby 0 - 1 Southport A goal is scored by Karl Ledsham from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 0-1 Southport.

16:12

Foul by Aswad Thomas on Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded. Aaron Chalmers shoots direct from the free kick, save made by James McKeown.

15:49

Karl Ledsham concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Naylor. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

15:16

Sam Hatton produces a cross, clearance by Andy Parry.

14:32

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the left by-line, James Smith makes a clearance.

13:20

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line played to the near post, Frankie Artus makes a clearance.

12:28

Marcus Marshall challenges Aaron Chalmers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Chalmers takes the free kick.

11:18

Marcus Marshall is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

9:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Lever by Andy Cook. Shaun Whalley shoots direct from the free kick, save by James McKeown.

4:22

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Frankie Artus.

3:41

Centre by Marcus Marshall, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

2:15

Aaron Chalmers delivers the ball, save made by James McKeown.

1:19

Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Whalley. Shot on goal comes in from Karl Ledsham from the free kick, Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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